Though it was shut down in 2017, Vine gained a cult following, more so after its departure from our phones than during its run.

It has been survived by various compilation videos on YouTube with weird names – “Vines that cured my depression” etc… – and more so than ever, people have been desperate to get it back.

V2 was announced not too long ago from the original creator of Vine, Dom Hofmann, but apparently at some stage during the production, things fell through and it was very much back to the drawing board for him.

However things are definitely looking up as Byte – a new video looping app from Hofmann – has been announced via his Twitter.

As he states in the tweet, we can expect byte come Spring next year.

I can’t wait.

Maybe this time they’ve found a way to monetise the videos. We don’t want a repeat of what happened last time…

Images via Vine